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Press: “Library Ebook Lending Under Attack”

“Library Renewal is committed to advocate for solutions with legislators, with users, with the media, with colleagues, and with the private sector, to find a way to renew the value of the library.”

April 4, 2011

Press: “On Robert Frost, fences, and electrons: Why we need two separate digital library systems for academics and the rest of America—and content exchanges and other neighborliness”

“Perhaps a National Digital Library of America could serve the public in general and a Scholarly Digital Library of America could enrich the campus community. Both ‘civilians’ and academics could use each other’s library systems for free, at least when copyright and licensing agreement allowed; and the two could pick up the other system’s exportable content and share a common infrastructure and standards.”

April 4, 2011

Press: “Is All of Human Knowledge on the Internet?”

“Although establishing digital libraries depends on server space, real tug-of-war over how many knowledge works (books, recordings, other documents) will end up accessible online happens between librarians and lawyers.”

March 29, 2011

Press: “‘Newport Beach may close Balboa branch, open ‘electronic’ library’: Many are shunning books. How to restore their popularity—and protect the public library model?”

From David Rothman: “As we keep saying, the DPLA either needs to drop the ‘Public’ from its name and focus on scholarly content and other highbrow materials; or else it needs to team up with an institution like the Library of Congress on a genuine full-service public system with appropriate public and private funding sources, governance, and priorities, including tight integration with local libraries and schools in Newport Beach and elsewhere.”

March 28, 2011

Press: “Warp and woof”

From Tom Peters: “I agree with most of the opinions Darnton expresses, such as his call for a noncommercial effort that is passionate about serving the public good. His vision for the DPLA, however, seems to be lacking some key components of a true national digital public library for the U.S.”

March 26, 2011

Press: “The Voices of Librarians and the DPLA”

“The first workshop, which considered the material to be included in the DPLA and how it should conform to the needs of users, took place at Harvard on March 1. That is when public librarians began to set a new tone to the general debate.”

March 22, 2011

Press: “Check out the Digital Public Library of America Initiative Wiki”

“On December 13, 2010, the Berkman Center for Internet and Society announced that the Center is hosting an initiative for a Digital Public Library of America involving a large and diverse group of stakeholders to define the scope, architecture, costs and administration for a proposed Digital Public Library of America.”

February 25, 2011

Press: “Digital library moves closer to conception as discussion begins”

“Although librarians have been interested in creating a more expansive digital library for about 15 years, progress in mass digitization now is making this a more viable goal, said Maura Marx, a fellow with the Berkman Center for Internet and Society and executive director of the Open Knowledge Commons.”

February 24, 2011

Press: “Specialty Public Libraries Offer More”

“In case you haven’t noticed, public libraries are moving from being a place about products – books and magazines – to being a place about process – learning and creativity. In this transition, it makes sense for different branches of a public library system to develop different specialties.”

February 24, 2011